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Newcastle Blast Bohemian 6-0 In Opening Preseason Friendly

4:02 pm, Saturday, July 16th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

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The Newcastle players today showed they have not been messing around in their training camp in Dublin this week and put on a great show at Park this afternoon and hammered the home side 6-0.

And the Newcastle players all wore black arm bands in honor of the two year anniversary when Newcastle fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney lost their lives supporting Newcastle United.

Their passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday July 17th, 2014 by rebels, as they were traveling to support the team in New Zealand.

A bit of class shown by Newcastle United Football club today.

And in the game today we had six different goalscorers as the scoring was as follows:

15 mins – Matt Ritchie
30 minutes – Aleksandar Mitrovic – penalty
52 minutes – Dwight Gayle
55 minutes – Florian Thauvin
59 minutes – Rolando Aarons
75 minutes – Gini Wijnaldum

The worrying  news was that as Rolando scored his great goal he picked up a knock and had to be replaced and we don’t know how bad the injury is, but that’s the third one in two days after both Siem de Jong and Kevin Mbabu were injured yesterday.

But an update – it seems that it was just cramp for Rolando so that’s good.

The goals from Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle were the best of the bunch.

This was just a friendly and we cannot get too carried away with the result but Newcastle put on an excellent display with many players putting in good displays according to the play-by-play on the Newcastle twitter account and in the Chronicle’s accounts of the game.

And Rafa had many players get a run-out this afternoon as he made changes throughout the second half.

Here’s the teams:

Bohemian: Supple; Gradon, Hayes, Caffrey, Chindea; Mulcahy, Buckley, Morris; Kavanagh, Quigley, Akinade

Newcastle (first half): Sels, Sterry, Anita, Mbemba, Lascelles (c), Saivet, Colback, Ritchie, Gouffran, Aarons, Mitrovi?

Newcastle (second half): Darlow, Janmaat, Lascelles (Gamez 76), Hayden, Anita (Wijnaldum 70), Thauvin, Gouffran (Perez 49), Shelvey, Saivet (Tiote 76), Aarons (Dummett 60), Gayle

We’ll have videos of the goals shortly – here they are.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Friendlies · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John Tudor // Jul 16, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    the boy is made of airfix plastic

  • 2 Ron Knee // Jul 16, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Second half goals on NUFC Twitter.

  • 3 hate // Jul 16, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Judge him after ten games… With McClaren we couldn’t even won our pre-season friendlies FFS.

  • 4 AndyMac // Jul 16, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    To be fair to Aarons he took some hefty, clumsy challenges from the Irish lads during the game. He’ll be a marked man this season in the SB.

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